FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, and HT Systems, a healthcare technology leader that provides the latest innovation in patient identity management, today announced that the companies have entered an agreement that designates HT Systems as the exclusive provider of Fujitsu's PalmSecure, biometric palm vein sensors in the positive patient identification segment of the Healthcare market in North America. In this roll, HT Systems becomes the exclusive master distributor of Fujitsu PalmSecure sensors for solutions that link the biometric palm vein pattern of a patient to their medical record in a HIS registration, EMPI or EMR system.
HT Systems' flagship solution PatientSecure, is a biometric patient identification management system that uses Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm vein biometric sensors, and automatically link patients to their unique medical record, improving patient safety and preventing fraud. PatientSecure is currently adopted by over 160 hospitals and hundreds of affiliated clinics and physician's practices across the county. Over 5 million patients are currently enrolled to the PatientSecure system.
“HT Systems has helped pave the way in the Healthcare market for Fujitsu's PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors since 2007,” stated Yoshi Masuda, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America. “They have established a clear market leader position in the biometric patient identification segment and have a proven record of providing excellent solutions and services to the healthcare community. We are excited about the prospects of this new exclusive partnership and look forward to growing market share in the Healthcare market with our two companies' combined solution.”
“Advancing our strong position in the Healthcare market and our clear focus in patient identification management is a key component of our strategy. We are delighted to elevate our relationship with Fujitsu to a more strategic level and become the exclusive provider of this leading-edge technology to our market segment,” said David Wiener, President of HT Systems. “We believe this strategic relationship will help us better serve the growing need of healthcare providers and allow us to focus on continuing to provide innovative solutions.”
The Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric palm vein sensors use a near-infrared light to capture a user's palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template that is matched against the palm vein patterns of pre-registered users. Unlike other readers, the PalmSecure device does not come into contact with the skin, making it extremely hygienic, non-intrusive and unrestricted by external factors such as skin types and conditions.